- Geminis are notoriously all over the place: varied, diverse, vibrant. I often use the word "colorful" to describe them because they're difficult to pin down. The symbol of the Gemini sign, the twins, indicates this dualism and complexity. They're capable of inhabiting many different forms, of pursuing many different passions, of creating an aura with many different shades.
- Two albums/mixtapes I've been listening to a lot recently are Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book and James Blake's The Colour in Anything
- The employment of color—and how colors can lend themselves to certain aesthetics—has become very important in our current image-obsessed society. "Mood boards" are a popular trend that I myself have gladly indulged in. I actively consider the tones and saturations of images I want to post on Instagram, because I like the images posted close together in my feed to kind of flow into each other and look cohesive as a whole—my sister and I have been doing this since we jointly created our first tumblr account back in 2009.
- My mother studied art in college and created her own business called Colorfields, which she used to consult for her clients on wall colors and interior decor. She told me once that creating a home is all about creating a mood.
- I sometimes think that I've grown incapable of describing something effectively without referencing some kind of color.
- One of my favorite lines of lyrics comes from "Flume" by Bon Iver: only love is all maroon. I once wrote a ("fictional") story about two people falling in love at a concert based entirely on this line.
Her favourite song was playing but she looked at him and everything felt quieter. She could taste the tenderness of the air around his lips and felt a pang in her chest.
One of her tears dripped into her mouth and melted with lyrics. He looked at her and smiled, laughed gently, put a finger to her cheek and wiped away another escaping drop.
It was then when her heart bloomed sadly with the realization: how much she wanted him.
She rolled the idea of telling him around on her tongue. The love tasted soft, like maroon.
She knew that finally letting herself feel it wasn't to say that she could have him, but that he moved her in a way only a waltz could understand, overpoweringly, that all other men were faceless in his wake.
- Halsey has said that some of her favorite lyrics she's ever written are also fan favorites: You were red, and you liked me cause I was blue. But you touched me and I became a lilac sky, and you decided purple just wasn't for you. Sure, if you mix blue and red you literally get purple, but these lines make absolutely no logical sense in a strictly literal world. So how is it that hundreds of thousands of her fans can listen to this and feel like we know exactly what she's talking about?
- I think that color is often employed in writing (especially poetry) because language was created so that we can all make our experiences more real, more accessible to one another, and somehow using color for description is just something we all inherently get.
- Snippets of journal entries over the past five months, when I've tried to put my experience in Madrid into words: "almost-black lipstick in club bathroom selfies," "orange converse worn straight through," "I am surrounded by potential bursting, secrets begging, full moons and shades of blue," "I think you'd taste like pink."
- Geminis get a bad rep, I think mostly because they are the most independent and unbothered of all the zodiac signs. They don't give a shit and they don't need u. They are those bitches who came to break hearts are have absolutely zero chill. They are wearing all black but are never in mourning. The next day they'll show up in a bright red dress.
- This season, let's take a page from some of our favorite renaissance men and badass bitches: Prince, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Nicks, Walt Whitman, the Olsen twins, Helena Bonham Carter, Kanye, my mother, and many more Gemini heroes. Let's be colorful. Let's seek harmony while evading comfortable definition. Let's try to taste everything and make temporary homes out of moments and moods.